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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 481

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Manning Commutation

    The Manning Commutation
    Ben and Susan have written of their approval of President Obama's actions.  I find myself in rare disagreement with them.  Not violently, but given the deterrence structures we have this sends a bad message at a time when the…
  • Jan 18

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that President Obama has commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Manning, who was set to serve a 35-year-sentence for leaking military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks while she was in the Army,…
  • Jan 18

    Brexecution: Hard Brexit

    Brexecution: Hard Brexit
    The debate between “hard” Brexit and “soft” Brexit is finally over. After months of ambiguity, British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday clarified her government’s strategic objectives, just in time for the…
Rank this Week: 139

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 216

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa
    Ben Caplan (metaphysics), Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University, has accepted a senior offer from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, where he begins this fall.
  • Jan 18

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie
    The NEH press release is here. Will President Trump attend? One doubts it! ADDENDUM: A list of past Jefferson Lecturers--I see only three previous philosophers (Sidney Hook, Leszek Kolakowski, and Stephen Toulmin). Republican Administrations…
  • Jan 18

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation
    This is a welcome development. Trump's lawyers will argue that this is a matter of "public interest," so the standard for a defamation action to proceed is that Trump spoke with "actual malice," i.e., without any regard for the truth...
Rank this Week: 296

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5053